Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

A Ranger's favourite autumn walk in the Lake District 

Our Countryside Rangers work outside all day and know the landscape like the back of their hands, so we can't think of anyone better to ask for their autumn walk recommendations.

Children playing in autumn leaves at Bodnant Garden, Conwy

Autumn and half-term adventures for the kids in the Lake District 

There’s no guessing that autumn is one of our favourite seasons in the Lake District. The views and colours are spectacular, which makes for perfect outdoor adventures with the kids. Check out all the half-term Hallowe’en activities - besom making and pumpkin carving are firm favourites!

Beatrix Potter as an older woman in the Hill Top garden with one of her sheepdogs

Celebrating Beatrix Potter's anniversary in the Lake District 

2016 marks a special anniversary for us in the Lake District as it's 150 years since Beatrix Potter was born. We’ve got lots to celebrate - see what’s planned and how you can get involved.

Autumn in Langdale

Family outside a safari tent
Tulips at Sizergh Castle

Gardens to visit in the Lake District 

The Lakes may be better known for dramatic landscapes than intimate country gardens, but there are some real gems waiting to be explored.

Where will you explore today?